Archive - February 2, 2015

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Shaping Tone Braces
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Using a Scraper
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How to Make Wood Binding

Shaping Tone Braces

Shaping the braces for the soundboard is one of the most important tasks in impacting the tone, balance and volume of an acoustic instrument. It is critical that these braces are glued properly, with just the right amount of glue, and the excess glue is properly cleaned from the soundboard and braces surfaces. Also changing[…]

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Using a Scraper

You will really get some payback by taking some time to master the use of a cabinet scraper. They are simply various shapes of harden sheet steel with a burnished edge on them, allowing you to plane down an area of wood in a hurry, while having a silky smooth finished surface. They can be used for a variety of uses as are explained in this informative article on making and using Hand Scrapers.

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How to Make Wood Binding

The first step you should make in making your wood binding is to read the article of Wood Binding Wood Selection, if you haven’t already done so. Tools and Materials: Band Saw Table Saw Drum Sander 4″ C Clamps or Bessey Clamps 2-Part Epoxy Glue 2-1/2″ x 3/4″ x 32″ Hardwood Clamping Cauls 3/16″ x[…]

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